Who is ready to kickstart August into high gear!
sidenote: Can you believe it's already August? Like Woah! Where did the summer go??
Anyways, let's get the month started off right with a 7 day Yoga Challenge focused on poses that transition from Downward Facing Dog!
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So why should you join the challenge?
Well first off, let me start with the good stuff...
We have some awesome prizes to give away just for participating at your skill level! You don't have to be a professional Yogi, you just have to show us that you tried and put forth the effort by posting a photo or video of you each day of the challenge.
An entire, amazing outfit from Brick Betty
Your choice of a tank from ShockT Designs
A Yoga Gift Basket from Tiberius Organics
(Gift basket of goodies: Yoga mat spray, hand sanitizer, face oil etc)
So if those prizes aren't reason enough to join in the challenge let me convince you further!
First off, Yoga in general is good for you. It strengthens and lengthens muscles, it lubricates our joints, and it creates strong bones. Basically I like to think of it as taking care of my body which is already aging. So that as I age I still feel good, am strong, and have full mobility of my limbs!
Second, we are working on Down Facing Dog transitions, and downward dog in general has a huge amount of benefits.
1) It builds bone density- poses like this and other arm balances build upper body strength due to the weight that is put on the arms and shoulders, which helps to increase bone density.
2) It increases energy- spend a minute or more in this pose and see how you feel after a long run or long day working.
3) It eliminates stiffness and back pain- when your body is properly aligned in this pose, it can open up the shoulders and back, and decrease the tension that is held there
4) It boosts circulation- any pose where the heart is above the head, (also known as an inversion) is good for the circulatory system. "An active circulatory system helps flush toxins from our body, keep our immune system in tip-top shape, and helps regulate blood pressure."
Benefits taken form Self.com
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So who wants to join in on the fun, WIN some prizes, and get all these amazing benefits for your body?
Comment and let me know if you are in! & check out Instagram for all the details!